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We need to hear from YOU!

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October 12, 2021

We need to hear from you!   Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts about our Florida-Friendly Landscaping outreach. Click the following Qualtrics link to participate in a brief anonymous survey. LINK: https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNZnEd2ZAnx9s2     Why ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #floridafriendly, #SaveWaterFL, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscapes, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Save Water, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Smart Water Application Technology, Trees, Water Conservation, Water Wise

Top 5 Reasons You Should Check Your Sprinklers NOW!

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September 3, 2021

      Yes, it's been raining buckets all summer. Hopefully your sprinklers have gotten a good rest... BUT... when the fall "dry season" arrives in central FL, are your sprinklers ready to put water where it's needed, when ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, #WorkSmarterNotHarder, Dry Season, Efficient Irrigation, Fall, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Save Water, Saving Water, Seasonal, Smart Irrigation, Sprinklers, Water Conservation
Flowering shrub in dappled sunlight - Walter's viburnum

The “FFL Law” – It’s complicated…

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June 25, 2021

Q: Is there really a Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ law that allows homeowners to remove their turfgrass and install Florida-Friendly Landscaping without HOA permission?   A: Not exactly... It’s a little more complicated.     Back ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Codes, Deed-restricted Community, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOA, Landscape, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Save Water, Water Conservation, Water Wise
Flowering shrub in dappled sunlight - Walter's viburnum

Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards – ENTER TODAY!

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June 11, 2021

Could you have the next winner?     The annual Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is on the lookout for landscapes that showcase the best in "water-wise" design and maintenance. This annual contest is open to residents, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Award, Efficient Irrigation, Environment, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Plant Selection, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Water Conservation, Water Wise
Water pours out across sidewalk from damaged sprinkler head

Sprinkler tune-up!

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March 4, 2021

It's time for a sprinkler tune-up! With another "dry season" approaching in central FL, it's time to make sure your sprinkler system is putting water where it's needed, when it's needed...   So, if you're a DIY person, get ready ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Central Florida, Drought, Dry Season, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Saving Water, Spring, Sprinklers, Water Conservation, Water Wise
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Let’s See Your Landscape!

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August 5, 2020

We want to see your landscape! At UF/IFAS Extension, we spend a lot of time looking at landscapes in distress. Pests, disease diagnosis, water issues, mucky ponds, invasive plants, etc. Don't get me wrong... it's our specialty, and we ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Drought Tolerant Plants, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Landscaping, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Smart Irrigation, Water Conservation, Water Wise, Wildlife
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Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program – 2020!

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May 26, 2020

Attention gardeners! Landscape designers! Green-industry pros! The annual Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is on the lookout for landscapes that showcase the best in "water-wise" design and maintenance. The annual contest is ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Aesthetics, Curb Appeal, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Reslilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Smart Irrigation, Water Conservation, Water Wise
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Florida-Friendly Landscaping – Scavenger Hunt Activity!

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March 24, 2020

The 9 Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping​ (FFL) can help protect our water, create beautiful neighborhoods, and support awesome wildlife! The FFL Program is all about: putting the "right plants" in the "right place" giving ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Activity, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Good Bugs, Integrated Pest Management, Scavenger Hunt, Water Conservation, Wildlife
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Is Your Landscape Water-Wise?

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May 10, 2019

Is your landscape water-wise? The Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards Program is seeking to recognize landscapes from across the tri-county Tampa Bay* region that showcase the best in "water-wise" design and maintenance. *(includes Pasco, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Rain Barrels, Right Place, Right Plant, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Water Conservation, Water Wise
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April showers…?

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April 16, 2019

What image comes to mind when you hear the term “drought-tolerant plant?”   Ugh. Unfortunately, there are a handful of common misconceptions about drought-tolerant landscaping that just won't go away. Too often, the phrase ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Water
Tags: #SaveWaterFL, Central Florida, Drought, Drought Tolerant Plants, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape, Native Plants, Water Conservation, Water Wise

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